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indicated the president is ready to take action. >> while he is actively supportive of, for example senator feinstein's stated intent to revive a piece of legislation that would reinstate the assault weapons ban he supports and would support legislation that addresses the problem of the so-called gun show loophole. >> jennifer: yes! speaker nancy pelosi also pledged to renew the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004. and to do so soon. >> right away today, this week, we could pass the ban on the assault magazine and the larger sense, let's go down the path of banning the assault weapon. i think there is a better chance to do that now than ever. >> jennifer: those remarks come after california democratic senator dianne feinstein pledged to introduce similar legislation yesterday. there are even some republican senators who might be on board! a spokesman for senator marco rubio told "tampa bay times" that he is, rubio is "looking for public policy changes that would prevent such a horrible event from happening again and
to paris, and her actions after that get support from the whole community. >> dear santa, i'm gabriela, the one with the tumor. this is my motto, and i think you should use it too. you might have a bad day today, but there's always a bright star to look forward to tomorrow. >> hear what she did to help dozens of other children fulfill their wishes. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for being with me. christians around the world are getting ready to celebrate christmas, which marks the birth of their lord and savior jesus christ. here's a live look at bethlehem, where people are beginning to gather for the midnight mass at the church of the holy nativity. bethlehem is described in the bible as the birth place of jesus. about 2 million people make the pilgrimage to bethlehem each and every year. pope benedict expected to deliver his christmas mass in just a few hours at st. peter's basilica in rome. he has a book out debunking several myths about now the nativity unfolded. for one thing, he says the accepted date of jesus' birth is several yea
recommends at this time no disciplinary action. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is live on capitol hill with more on this. catherine, in the last hour we have some brand new reaction to this report. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: that's right, jenna. first of all the report concludes there was no protest prior to the attack. that al qaeda is not dead. it has metastasized. that its followers have a new home in eastern libya. and that the benghazi on 9/11 was a significant defeat for the united states. it killed 4:00 americans including our ambassador. it also shuttered our diplomatic security presence in eastern lib. >> as well as a sizable cia operation. within the last hour a senior democrat at the closed classified briefing said there were systemic failures at seniors levels of the state department. >> i think the conclusion was very stark, very candid, very honest and told us the following. the mistakes were made, lives were lost and lessons need to be learned. first america can not retreat from a dangerous world. it is important for us to be there, to
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by the speakers ponied, procedural excuses. they are part of excuses. they expect action. i say to the speaker, this is not a game, it is not scoring political points of putting wins on the board, there will be very serious consequences for many of families if congress fails to compromise. it is time for the speaker to return to the negotiation table ready to compromise. it is time for the house, especially house republicans to remember what is at stake. i repeat. further $50,000 program would pass overwhelmingly in the house. it is up to the speaker to let that occur. melissa: that was harry reid speaking on the floor. he was criticizing speaker boehner. we are waiting for senate authority leader mitch mcconnell to take to the podium and ressond to that. he is up at the podium. we will listen. >> here with the leaders of the democratic party, here in the senate, other than the president, these are the folks with the greatest responsibility for protecting the american people from the tax hike in america. what do they do, they stand in front of the cameras and laugh. they giggled at a bunch of
? >> no, i think one can be -- how do i put this? kennedy did not approve hitler's action towards the jews, she was appalled, kennedy came up with his own plan to rescue the jews, but kennedy and his speeches, in his letters, and his comments and his conversations it became abundantly clear to me every myth about the jewish conspiracies, about being a loyal to one another, about jews running the new deal that was called the jew deal by many. kennedy was anti-semitic in many ways, but he was not a nazi idle and not a sympathizer of hitler. he was not charles lindbergh. >> you talk about joseph kennedy because of his character i guess. also the case that she didn't visit who became president when he got sick then joe kennedy had an affair and he was never at home. the kids mimic the mothers, so the homa wasn't as happy as we seem to think, and yet the children are outstanding individuals. how did that come about? i have written three biographies now and one of the things i've learned when is that people are contradictory. there is no one in this room that hasn't done anything that a loved on
by arguing that no single action can solve the problem that will save our children. you know me. i am a conservative republican who received the nra's highest ratings over four terms in congress. i saw this debate over guns as a powerful symbolic struggle between individual rights and government control. and you know what? in the years after waco and ruby ridge, the symbolism of that debate seemed even more powerful to me. but the symbols of that ideological struggle, they've been shattered by the harvest's own from violent, mind-numbing video games and gruesome hollywood movies that dangerously desensitize those who struggle with mental health challenges. and then add in military-styled weapons and high-capacity magazines to that equation, and tragedy can never be too far behind. you know, there's no easy ideological way forward. if it were only that simple as to blame hollywood or the nra or insufficient funding for mental health, then our task would be completed in no time. but i come to you this morning with a heavy heart and no easy answers. still, i've spent the past few days gr
the community's standards and committing oneself to their trait some potential freedom of action we are not going to let the kids grow up and shoes or i am going to make a commitment i consider myself a citizen of the world as an example to accept responsibility. some treat freedom of action for increased security in a moment and the two community members share certain basic assumptions and so for their behavior is more predictable. they may violate community standards but the penalty is as the communication ostracism as and costly and so transgression of the norms is more restricted. but time with strangers must constantly be spent establishing the elements of intimacy. our most is viewed as a family and functions almost completely in modes of behavior so long and definitely established that they become unconscious. in the family cow one grieves, praises, reprimands, apologizes, why is, demands, complains, these are the one conscious deutsch of the family familiar completely unknown and completely clear and the inclusion of the most beloved of house guests shatters the family inter
. not knowing what to do, they do nothing, but the people who do something, the people who take action, are far more likely to get the most positive outcome. making home affordable is a free government program. call now to talk one on one with a housing expert about the options that are right for you. real help, real answers right now. gerri: president obama calling on congress to act to avoid the fiscal cliff. the president said he is optimistic. modestly optimistic, that is, that a deal can be done. here is the president. >> i still want to get thi done. it's the right thing to do for our families and our businesses and for our entire economy. but for iediate action comedy hour is here. it is now. we are now at the point where in just four days, every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. every american paycheck will get considerably smaller. that would be the wrong thing to do. gerri: no kidding. we have been telling you that for weeks. democrats and republicans alike should rename their parties the procrastination party. that is because like a lot of college freshman, they lef
are affected by this increase as possible, moving down that path, is the right course of action for us. >> good morning, first i'd like to say that i think all of our hearts and prayers are with the families in newtown, connecticut. as a father, i cannot even imagine the utter horror that those families are going through right now, grieving the loss of their children and their loved ones. as far as the fiscal cliff is concerned, as the speaker has said, we remain committed to trying to minimize the impact on hard-working families and small businesses. in this country, as far as tax increases are concerned. we look to find the answer to solve the problem on the spending issue, here in washington. the president is not yet there. he has not come to where he needs to be, in order for us to push through a bill that really does begin to address the problem. and as a speaker said, that's why we are now discussing an alternative plan, if the president and the white house, cannot come our way. thank you. >> and owe eric cantor and speaker boehner talking about what we had mentioned at the top. hour that
say i want my fox news talk. hopefully you'll take action and they'll sober up in these negotiations between xm and fox. >> steve: we'll call. >> alisyn: and another programming note, i hope you'll tune in tonight at 10 p.m a very special fox files. i got a chance to go behind the scenes of csi new york with gary sinise and he is possibly one of the most special people i've ever met. what he does for the troops is unbelievable. he doesn't talk about it much. it's understated. but he opens up about it. tonight he gets emotional and it's a great fox files. >> steve: kenny thomas will join us in the after the show show. we might not see you next week. have a merry christmas, everybody. . bill: good morning, everyone. we will hear from speaker john boehner puzo did not go through. he could not get the support from his own party to pass the vote. the vote happened late in the night last night. we wonder what he says today and where we go. fireworks happening today, welcome to "america's newsroom." i am bill hemmer "zero dark martha: hello, i am martha mccallum. speak
. what we need is action. reporter: nancy pelosi is talking about guns and not those who glamorize them on the screen. yet, who has more influence on capitol hill? since 1998, the nra contributed $60 million to political candidates. compared to 40 million from the top five studios. heavyweight fundraisers like leonardo dicaprio and george clooney. >> they think that debt from hollywood would prevent them from taking regulatory authority. reporter: any movie with a murder scene gets raided. >> when it is in self-defense, that should be a r-rated movie. reporter: and the aurora, colorado, shooting, the gunman was mimicking the joker from the dark knight rises. even with movie violence known as spotlight, critics say don't expect a hollywood ending. >> there is a fear of confronting and taking on a controversial subject, which is so profoundly important to get done and get them right. but it baffles me. >> young male audiences and companies are lobbying to protect that. all kidman once said she can't be responsible for all of hollywood over my own fear. so maybe it is of some of these holl
to block or delay ?as action on a bill. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> we, of course, welcome on each occasion those who join us on the heritage.org website, and we ask everyone in house to check cell phones are off as a curtesy to the speakers, and we will, of course, post the program within 24 hours on the heritage home page. those listening online are welcome at any time to send comments or questioning us, e-mail us, and hosting the discussion this afternoon is mike frank, the vice president for government studies. in this capacity, he oversees our work to help members of congress and the executive branch understand and defend conservative principles and exercise their constitutional powers. he previously servedded as director of communications for the house majority leader dick army of texas, and prior to that, he was heritage's director of congressional relations, and he's additionally served in the office of national drug control policy and council for former representative of california. please join me in welcoming my colleague mike frank. mike? [applause] >> hello to e
take action. that his administration in the coming weeks and months would be looking at ways to prevent something like this from happening again. so this is the first visible action that this administration has taken to -- is taking, rather, to meet that demand. >> all right. the president will speak, we expect, in just about 2 1/2 hours. when the president speaks, of course, cnn will take it live. thank you, dan. >>> the national rifle association is vowing to take part in the national dialogue on gun control. and says it's heartbroken and shocked by the massacre. it's worth noting the gun rights group seems to be embracing a softer tone in assigning blame for the gunman's killing spree. >> i don't think the issue is an issue. i don't think the issue is parenting or hollywood or guns or rap music or young man. it is the foundational stuff. whether it's a lack of love, a lack of empathy for others, apathy. >> that from the nra's website. in its first statement since the killings the nra has this to say. quote, out of respect for the families and as a matter of common decency we have giv
they said the one apartment was full will you unguled into flames and then they jumped into action to save those inside. >> after the civilians broke the window, they were able to lift her up in heavy smoke condition. the women were transported to the medical center. they are expected to be okay. a firefighter was treated for minor smoke inhalation. in all, forints were damaged. they think the fire started in the kitchen. >>> two are dead after a shooting in oakland. the first happened yesterday afternoon near palo alto avenue. that victim is in stable didn't. then two men were shot at 32nd and chestnut streets. one was dead at the scene and the other is in critical condition. no arrests were made >>> on to the continuing coverage for connecticut, this is a week after a gunman killed 26 people. united way said the official fund for donations has more than $2.8 million. a board of community leaders is being assembled. they will decide how the money will be used. instead of sending donations in, they are encouraging to donate in member are you of others for the funerals. >> they are coming t
's actions will be analyzed. but here is what i believe if javon belcher didn't possess a gun. he and sandra perkins would be alive today. >> gretchen: i don't know it is interesting. you can't say that. when people want to kill other people . there is a lot of ways to do it i don't know. would the rage come out in a different way? would he have strangled her? i don't know if anybody knows quite frankly and it is dangerous to kind of make personal predictions when you don't have the facts . no one will know whether or not he would have killed her with or without a gun. >> brian: people with guns can get them. >> steve: he had them legally. >> brian: illegally? >> steve: legally. >> brian: i just don't know it is appropriate enough less than 24 hours after the guy took his girlfriend and mother of his baby to make that stance. i don't think we needed to hear that last night. >> steve: i think you are right. 10 after the top of the hour. >> gretchen: a dope smuggler rams his boat in a another boat. the coast guard intercepted two boats believed to be carrying marijuana. one of the drivers ran
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lanza's actions, america, of course, and so many folks trying to figure out exactly why friday happened. >>> and now the debate on violent video games. do they play a role in violent behavior? we'll examine that issue, next. >>> while there is no evidence yet that suggests adam lanza played violent video games, his deadly shooting rampage started another debate about the impact violent movies and video games might have on young people. >> but are these just like the complaints of previous generations about tv or music? abc's neil karlinsky takes a look at both sides of the debate. >> reporter: across the country this week, america's love affair with violence is under the microscope. two of hollywood's hottest new releases, both shoot them ups, "jack reacher" and "djingo on chains." they canceled premieres out of respect. then came a nighttime tv ad for the video game "hitman" which led david axelrod to tweet, shouldn't we quit marketing murder as a game? but america's kids went on their daily shooting spree. this is one of the most profitable and violent games, "call of duty." because t
'm not going to go into every action that were taking, but i hope what people see from this is we are continuing to be aggressive about taking action and ensuring we can put the phone in the best position possible while balancing the need to provide access to credit for would-be home buyers and healthy neighborhoods in the nation frankly keep this fragile housing recovery going. it's attending medical very much. [applause] >> thank you so much. that was a remarkably clear and informative presentation in a short time. we appreciate that. and now it's my pleasure to introduce our impressive panel. we'll go in order. roberto quercia misdirect her of the usc center for community capital where he leads major research projects related to low income homeownership, mortgage lending, said private predatory lending and financial services. very called to call this honora key part or in housing issues and were thrilled to have him here today. david stevens is president and chief executive officer of the mortgage banking association. he was president of him as first commissioner in 2009 to 201
issue of same-sex marriage. the nine justices met behind closed doors on friday but took no action. the high court could act tomorrow when it's scheduled to release orders or the justices may choose to discuss the divisive issue when they meet for another scheduled conference on friday. >>> and then there were two. this weekend alabama rolled over the georgia bulldogs 32-28 to earn a spot against undefeated notre dame for the coveted bcs title. the crimson tide are looking to win back-to-back titles and their third title in four years, which would be an unprecedented achievement. we'll see if they do it. >>> ter five years, david beckham is hanging up his american soccer jersey. the british soccer superstar played his final major league soccer game last night and even managed to go home on a high note. the los angeles galaxy beat the houston dynamo to win the mls cup. after the game, beckham reflected on his time in the states and the impact he's on on the sport. >> i just hope people have enjoyed me playing here and watching me play for the galaxy. it's what i always hope for when
such action would be completely unacceptable and a clear breach of international law. >> reporter: the move comes amidst u.s. concerns that the assad repeople may be cooking up recipes, mixing materials for chemicals. that possible preparation is taking place at more than one chemical plant in syria, officials say. u.s. intelligence shows nothing has been moved out of the facilities, however. and officials say there is no indication syria is on the verge of using chemical we papoweapon. in turkey monday, russian president putin called the deploy ment of the patriot missiles unnecessary. but tuesday, the russian foreign minister said any use of chemical weapons has grave implications. while down playing reports about syria. >> translator: we can call them rumors, but the syrian authorities are moving a stockpile of chemical weapons or that they want to use them. as soon as we hear such messages, we prepare. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton spent the day meeting with her fellow ministers as they approved a plan to provide turkey with the missiles. nato says the number of missil
with one to go. john wayne was considered for the role in a 1970's action film but it was ultimately decided he was too old for the part. the movie went on to be very successful. what movie was it? okay. he was considered for the role but then aged out up, please. the answer is: roll the tape. >> i know what you're thinking. did he fire six shots or only five? bell, to tell you the truth in all of this excitement i have kind of lost track myself. but being this is a 44 magnum. the most powerful handgun in the world it would blow your head clean off. you have got to ask yourself one question. do i feel lucky? well, do you punk? >> bill: i'm glad wayne didn't get the role because the movie would have been named dirty marion. that would not have worked. maccallum, you win. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> bill: very good you got all of them right. >> her. >> bill: cop show edition. doocy is rumored to be that start at 2:00 in the morning now? >> i forget. hosted "the tonight show" from 1962 to 1992. >> i have a lot of apples and pears and pumpkins, potato chips. >> potato chips, okay? >>
businesses can be the subject of government actions. it's easy to kind of select them, move them out. they can be bject to attack. they also are sometimes subsidized. i have to worry about subsidies, and tt may have government contracts. small businesses aren't concerned with those things. small-business an make a much better case t the president as to what needs to be done in this economy to create jobs. what would it take for small businesses, businessman women to create jobs and grow the economy? he just is to ask. i think he would get a very consistent answer. he does need to keep talking to the same high-level executives that he has been talking to. tony's to get down into levels and talk to small businessmen women lou: let's you and i get to some brass tacks. we are talking about raising the top rate. we're being dragged along. talking about almost 40 percent, raising the top rate to about 40%. we already see the top 2 percent paying about 50 rcent of all texas. i don't know what the impact wouldbe, but i do hae the sneaking suspicion that the president is not aware that the fa
. it is scary. it can happen to anyone. thet is the fear and actions of those on the and the controversial .hotographer >> the photographer stood, watched, and snapped it nearly pictures. it is common sense. jesus christ, it is a life. put the camera down. l momentsctim's fina were on the cover of the new york post. he should have reached for him instead of taking a picture. that would have been an effort to pull him from the train. he claims he was trying to get the conductor's attention .ith a flashbulb instead, he is the center of the controversy. the suspect was charged with second-degree murder. there were also more than a who were on that .latform as far as we can tell, no one .ry to help the victim's. are released a wouldent saying that it have been great if summit helped her dad. thedad was always -- daughter released a statement saying that it would have been great if someone had helped her dad. metro is planning to send more trains over the yellow line so to accommodate the silver line. the westside of d.c. will will be worse off because of this. to take effectd next year when th
thing to do for our families and our businesses and for our entire economy. but for immediate action comedy hour is here. it is now. we are now at the point where in just four days, every american's tax rates are scheduled to go up by law. every american paycheck will get considerably smaller. that would be the wrong thing to do. gerri: no kidding. we have been telling you that for weeks. democrats and republicans alike should rename their parties the procrastination party. that is because like a lot of college freshman, they left their work until the last minute. including the 800 billion-dollar fiscal cliff that we have been talking about. a hundred billion dollars it hasn't happened yet. it's not like the deadline comes as a surprise to anybody at all, the least of all congress. they were the ones who extended the bush tax cuts. originally passed back in 20,122,010 and 2012. for two years now, they have known the issue is looming and they chose to do nothing about it at all. but that is not the only thing that this lame-duck congress has to do for the end of the year. the farm bil
, this action is yet another example of north korea's pattern of irresponsible behavior. the united states remains vigilant in the face of north korean provocations and fully committed to the security of our allies in the region, devoting scarce resources to the development of ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons has not brought north korea security and skaept tans by the international community and never will. jenna, as you mentioned the u.n. security council is meeting as we speak behind closed doors. the north koreans have very little to fear in terms of serious sanctions as a result of this action because of course its friend, china is on the security council and has blocked those kind of actions in the past, jenna. jenna: interesting that you mentioned china. is there any indication that the north koreans had help from the outside? any sort of outside country with this launch? >> reporter: well there is no evidence per se but it is widely known that the north koreans could not get the parts for their ballistic missile program without having those parts flown through china, bypassed
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. hagel said military action is not a viable, feasible, responsible action. president obama. for secretary of defense, chuck hagel is not a responsible option. >> that's from the emergency committee for israel, pro israeli group, of course. i want you to listen also to what senator joe lieberman, an independent and another very prominent republican senator from hagel's own party had to say about him over the weekend. >> i would have some really serious questions to ask him. not just about israel, but to me, the most significant foreign policy challenge for president obama and our country and the world in the next year or two is iran and its nuclear weapons program. chuck hagel has had some very outlying votes on that. >> i don't think he's going to get republican votes. i like chuck, but his positions, i didn't really quite frankly nomo all know all of them. >> senator lindsey graham, very prominent senator, already some of hagel's own republican party coming up against him. >> we'll see if this campaign against him is effective enough, i guess, barbara, in order for this nomination not to
with ourselves, the answer is no. >> president obama made a call to action that was received well by the towns people. they were emotional in the prayers and speeches. one man said he hopes president obama will follow through to make sure something that happened here on friday never happens again. >> peter: it is time to take the mass out of mass murder . >> gretchen: so many issues to discuss. vilen video games and mental illness and gun control and i mean. >> peter: the television and culture itself. it is hardened. >> gretchen: we don't know what the answer is if it is a conglomeration of them. there is an amazing story of many that is coming out of the one particular first grade class where every 15 child except for one little girl . how does a six year old little girl have the understanding to play dead and pretepped she was shot and dead so that the shooter will leave her alone. that's what one six year old did and their family is feeling survivor guilt but she is alive. >> brian: she walked out from the building with blood on her . she said i am alive but my friends are dead. >> peter:
. but it recommends no disciplinary action right now. the report also says the attack was the work of terrorists and that there was no protest outside the consulate before the attack despite those initial reports. of course, now the reason that turned into such a political football, we saw what happened to susan rice and that's a reason perhaps why she got derailed as potential secretary of state to follow hillary clinton. so the report kind of blames the system, but not any one individual, but says repeated requests for security were not followed by the folks on capitol hill, the state department or the white house. >> and secretary of state clinton at least has taken responsibility in a sense for the shortcomings and said we're already on the path to fixing this. that's a good thing for her, because many people are saying why didn't you testify in front of the committee about benghazi? >> she was sick, but some folks said interesting timing on that. particularly if she is eyeing a run in 2016. she didn't want that sound bite to live on forever if benghazi -- >> the cynics. >> politics is a cyn
, forgive me, i want to move on to one other subject, which is actually, has been holding up action a lot of people would say. senate faces a big moment on january 3rd, the first day, on whether to change the rules and make it harder for the minority to filibuster and block the majority and you both have been in the majority and both have been in the minority. senator reid is prepared to offer a plan which is called the nuclear option and would pass by a simple majority of 51 votes but a bipartisan group of senators has come up with a compromise that wouldn't change the rules as much but also wouldn't be the majority forcing the will on the minority. is there going to be filibuster reform senator feinstein, and what kind. >> at thursday's caucus we had a briefing. there are three groups of senators working on three different proposals for rules changes. it was put before the democrats for the first time, on thursday. and, we listened to it. i think there are some changes that can be made, on a bipartisan basis. i think that is where things are going, right now, to try to see what we can a
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. heyman and chose to assault it with an ink pen. he said his action was itself a work of art, part of a movement he co-founded, which argues that anything can be art. the judge sentencing him today for criminal damage did not buy the argument, saying it was unacceptable to promote his movement by damaging a work of art which was a gift to the nation. he handed out a two year jail term, which according to the man's friend, was a bit harsh. >> he is not guilty, from my point of view, because he did something new. now, it is two years in prison. i think it is too long. >> the incident took place in september at the tate modern. the man casually walked up to the painting and wrote on it. it took moments to perpetrate. because of complex printing techniques, the damage will take a great deal of effort, money, and time to repair. the ink soaked all the way through the canvas, affecting layer after layer of specially- mixed paint. >> it is extremely complicated. it takes a lot of thought and a lot of experimentation before you can even come to touching the painting. it is quite normal for
what action, if any he is willing to take. are the media, are they asking the right questions and what are we to make of answers we got from mr. carney? >> they're interesting questions, that's for sure, megyn and in terms of the responses we saw from the white house press secretary yesterday and in recent days i think it really does come down to two points. one is politics and the other is practical reality. i think it is important to stipulate of course the president abhores these types of heinous and horrific acts. we all do. we're all mourning and just horrified what we saw. when the president spoke especially in the immediate aftermath he sort of had to compose himself. a father of two young girls. this is something that the nation comes together to mourn over but at the end of the day he is still the president of the united states and politics is something that involves something prioritizing and actions speak louder than words. jay carney in a later clip you didn't play, to rank the priorities. is this a top priority? biel not try to rank those priorities. the fact is we've seen
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're not really taking action. and i'm like, you know, this does not sound great. and then he kind of dug the knife in. he says, and actually i have a theory about this. and i'm like, what's your theory? he's like, my theory is your fault. [laughter] i kind of wish i hadn't asked that question. and he's like the problem, eboo, is when you talk about interfaith cooperation, you talk about 100 different things. and the truth is people can't and won't do 100 different things. you have to be able to articulate an aspirational vision of this in a way that people take action and not measure your effectiveness by the applause after speeches. the effectiveness of interfaith cooperation is how many people are becoming interfaith leaders, starting their own interfaith programs on college campuses and going on to vocations of interfaith leadership. not necessarily professional vocations, but as it's part of their identity just like being a human rights activist or an environmentalist or somebody who believes in multicultural cooperation regardless of your profession, right? and being an interfaith l
to see if lanza was on any medication. >>> president obama promising near action to curb gun violence. >> i will use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at prevents more tragedies like this. we won't prevent them all, but that can't be an excuse not to try. it will take commitment and compromise and most of all, courage. >> the president wants congress to vote early next year to renew the ban on military-style assault weapons and outlaw sales of high-capacity ammunition clips. he also wants to close the gun show loophole, so all buyers are subject to federal background checks. but it doesn't end there. >> we're going to need to work on making access to mental health care at least as easy as access to a gun. we're going to need to look more closely at a culture that all too often glorifies guns and violence. >> and the president has put vice president biden in charge of a governmentwide effort to come up with concrete proposals by january. >>> not all guns are created equal. there are automatics, semiautomatics, and the list goes on. the cbs 5 reporter phil show
action against instagram in response to last week's uproar over revised service terms that suggest user photos might be sold without consent. facebook vows to fight it vigorously. >>> the tsa is testing a pilot program that lets average travellers keep their shoes on and leave liquids in their carry-on bags. the test here is you have to get past a bomb sniffing bag and agent especially trained to detect suspicious behavior. >>> let's bring you to china. the world's longest running high speed train is off between beijing and gauuangzhou will take eight hours instead of 20. >>> and in wake of the tragedy at newtown, now known as the 26 acts movement was sparked with a tweet by our own colleague, ann curry, who learned more about this global out-pouring of generosity from carl quintilla. >> reporter: it started with a simple idea posted to twitter. what if we could honor the 26 lives lost at sandy hook elementary with small acts of kindness, leaving a stranger an unexpected treat or inspirational message or a way to keep warm. >> i've always made quilts. i thought, wouldn't it be nice to m
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